By Mitsuhide, Edo period (late 18th-early 19th century) Finely rendered with the seated parent restraining its struggling offspring by pinning it to the ground; eyes inlaid in dark horn, signed Mitsuhide in an oval reserve 1.1/2in (3.5cm) high
Provence: Ex W.W. Winkworth collection Ex Julius Katchen collection, sold Sotheby's, London 5 November, 2005, The Katchen Collection, Part 1, lot 40
For another similar example, see Frederick Meinertzhagen and George Lazarnick (ed.), MCI, the Meinertzhagen Card Index on Netsuke in the Archives of the British Museum (New York: A.R. Liss, 1986), p. 534
According to Meinertzhagen, Mitsuhide's skill is best illustrated in his netsuke of monkeys. However, his output was relatively small.
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